A dark and moody mix of progressive rock and jazz fusion. A mix of old and new songs. Guitar and piano solos. Real bass guitar. What else?
Intro, Outro and Justification are completely new songs.
VM, VB, and Tempo Volare were originally on my “End of and Era” album (2005), but I never liked how the drums sounded on any of the songs, so I took my favorite songs from it and re-recorded them from scratch.
Gothambia Redux, Esab Fails to See, and Shadows are the very old ones from my 1995 cassette tape. The original versions were interesting, but my guitar playing was just not all that good back then, and of course the recording quality was not great - lots of tape hiss, fake drum sounds, etc.
Plus, the title track (Gothambia Redux) ends with one of my favorite guitar solos ever, the one from Pink Floyd’s song, “Time”. I had a tough time figuring it out, but this time around I found a bunch of online “how-to” videos, so re-learning this solo was much easier, plus, I think my actual guitar playing is a bit better now.
Composed, arranged and performed by Dimaension X, except the ending of song#3 ("Time" segment) - composed by R. Waters and D. Gilmour.
All songs (except for the ending of song#3) licensed under Creative Commons 2009.
Recorded and produced by Dave Lanciani at Dimaex Productions, Leominster, MA. All music once again recorded using SONAR HS6 for MIDI instruments and programming, Reaper for audio production and some additional MIDI editing (mainly the drums), Line 6 POD XTLive for all guitar tones. All bass guitar is real (my stock Squier Affinity P-Bass)- no synth bass used at all in this recording. I used both my new Schecter Omen-6 and my old standby Yamaha SJ550HR guitar.